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RE: Used tow vehicles

The prices of new trucks is driving the used truck prices higher. $40,000 to $80,000 for a new truck depending on how it is equipped and tow capability.
the bear II 03/31/20 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

X2 Church parking lots with permission.
the bear II 02/26/20 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: hate to be a donnie downer...

We have friends who have been taking their RV to Mexico several times each year. This year due to the reports of problems in Mexico, they have decided not to go.
the bear II 02/26/20 02:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Roof rot on Travel Trailer

Do a YouTube search for RV roof repair and you will find many videos showing the type of damage caused by water intrusion. The videos also show the repairs required for slight to heavy damaged roofs.
the bear II 02/26/20 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Return on Investment?

Just my opinion--- if I see a list of recently installed parts, I usually think the owner was chasing a problem and wasn't able to correct it and now has decided to sell it. That being written, I base the price I would pay on condition and current market price; usually aim for the low end pricing when I'm buying an RV or vehicle.
the bear II 02/26/20 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alternate route around Adelanto, CA (Hwy US-395)?

Two years ago I had to go through Adelanto daily for about 3 weeks. The stop signs/lights are a pain but it's the fastest route. The key is to hit the area before or after the heaviest commute times.
the bear II 02/24/20 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Generator Placement questions

Biggest issue is the possibility of theft. You need to make sure (even when the generator is running) that it is secured. I've read stories where RV'ers have had their portable generator stolen while it was running. We keep ours in the back of the truck with a large logging chain with padlock and one inch cable lock to secure it to the 5th wheel hitch. Before the generator we found that we could sleep comfortably in up to 100 degree heat with one or two fans blowing on us. We found a Ryobi battery operated fan that lasts about 8 hours on a single charge. Plus using our fantastic fan vents to help move air. We have 4 12v Marine batteries to power the fantastic vents all night. Front one is sent to suck in air and rear vent is sent to exhaust air.
the bear II 02/24/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing 20' camper with Jeep Liberty

As you can see from the replies there is only one reply from someone who has actually towed a similar setup with a Jeep Liberty. Based on that reply it seems you will be OK provided your hitch is setup and your weight in the trailer is distributed properly.
the bear II 02/12/20 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which is the best value - Airstream or Avion

My two cents... Although I do like the look of both trailers, I feel they are way overpriced for what you get. I understand the reasons folks are drawn to these Aircraft style trailers. Rather than choosing this style of trailer I would choose a similar sized and equipped non-aircraft style travel trailer at a cost savings over an Airstream or Avion. Just my opinion-- but if the only choice was Avion or Airstream I would go with the Avion due to the looks and uniqueness or the Airstream if I was looking for a better resale value.
the bear II 02/12/20 12:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We have a stacked Maytag W/D in our 5th wheel and use it anytime we are at a full hook up site. We do use the laundry facilities at some parks if they appear to be well maintained. But mostly use our W/D. They are apartment sized units but do a good job on the dirty laundry for the two of us. Like others we wouldn't have an RV without them if the space is available.
the bear II 01/06/20 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips for California early April RV trip

As a kid I always enjoyed any stay where there was someplace to swim or climb rocks or visit nature centers/museums. Carmel and Morro Bay provide some good sights to see and things to do along the way and in town. Palm Springs ride the tram to the top of San Jacinto Mountain. Also visit the https://www.indian-canyons.com/ and from trip advisor here are some museums: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g11789173-Activities-c49-Greater_Palm_Springs_California.html Joshua Tree lots of great hikes be sure to get a brochure with a list and map of all the things to see while in the park. The town of Joshua Tree look for murals painted on the side walls of businesses around town. The murals depict the history of the area. Near Joshua Tree and North of Yucca Valley off of Hwy 247 is Pioneer Town. It was used in many of the old western TV shows and movies and in recent music videos. It has seen better days but was interesting to visit as a kid. April can be cold, windy and rainy with possible snow around Joshua Tree or it can be sunny and in the 80's...so be prepared and check the weather reports for flash floods.
the bear II 01/06/20 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Point Mugu to San Pedro

Based on the least traffic going and coming...Best day would be Sunday or 2nd best Saturday. You need to head back to Pt Mugu before 1PM on Sunday to beat traffic. Saturday head back by 2PM During the week Tues, Wed or Thurs. leave before 6AM or after 10AM return from San Pedro by 2PM at the latest. HWY 101 to I-405 to HWY 110 which ends at Gaffey street. Gaffey will get you into the heart of San Pedro. If you want to go to the harbor use Vincent Thomas Bridge/ Harbor Blvd. offramp and take Harbor Blvd to head to the harbor (Battleship Iowa signs)
the bear II 12/31/19 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Any info re why Rio Grande Valley RV show cancelled?

https://www.welcomehomergv.com/events/2019/all-valley-rv--outdoor-show2
the bear II 12/30/19 02:52pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Motorhome, 5th Wheel or Pull Trailer

I have found if the trailer (5th Wheel or TT) is raised up, known as axles flipped, to provide more clearance you will experience less push or pull by semis. I had my TT raised for better clearance off road and our 5th wheel raised to prevent the tail from dragging. I noticed both of them were more stable in wind and when semis passed than before the axles were flipped.
the bear II 12/19/19 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Nice find TV

A similarly equipped 2018 to 2020 truck would be near (or over) $100,000. The thing to remember F450, F550 & F650s were designed for fleet service. Reliability is key to sales. These trucks will provide nearly trouble free service for 300,000 plus miles with proper care and maintenance.
the bear II 12/19/19 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxillary Fuel Tank ?

I prefer not having an auxiliary tank so I have to stop every 200 or so miles to get fuel and stretch my legs. When I was younger we would drive for 8 hours with fuel stops as needed. Now that we are older we try to limit our daily drive time to a maximum of 4 hours and usually hit 2-3 hours a day. Makes for a less stressful towing experience. As others have indicated there are many options for auxiliary tanks or larger primary tank.
the bear II 12/10/19 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4-Corners

As a kid it was impressive and great for show and tell back at school. As an adult, not sure how impressive it would be...
the bear II 12/03/19 01:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tailgate Step Suggestions?

I carry a 5ft step ladder and use it anytime I need to get in the truck bed. The ladder also comes in handy for other uses when working on the trailer or around the campsite. I strap it to the trailer ladder or it fits cross-ways in the bed for travel.
the bear II 12/03/19 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

We had shopped at a large RV dealer and found the model of RV we wanted. An RV show was being held later in the month so we went to it and shopped that model at two different dealers at the show. We called the original dealer and he was willing to knock $3000 off of the lowest price the show dealers would offer. We drove two hours to the original dealer and closed the deal.
the bear II 11/07/19 02:07pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Truck batteries

4 to 6 years is what I have experienced on 3 different vehicles.
the bear II 11/06/19 11:58am Tow Vehicles
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